Hey, I’m Steve. I have started eight successful businesses, and I have some ideas to help you know how to start a babysitting business.
The Difference Between Babysitting and Babysitting Business
I want you to remember this: There is a difference between babysitting and starting a babysitting business.
Babysitting is easy.
This is babysitting: When parents call you, you go over to their house and play with their kids. You make some money.
Starting a babysitting business is also easy, but it is cooler.
This is a babysitting business: You have a web of regular clients that call you weekly. You get raises. You consistently make a lot of money. You have a name and a reputation. Like other companies, you spend time on advertising, networking, improving your product, and enjoying your work.
So, what do you want to do?
- Learn how to start a babysitting business
If the answer is B, keep reading.
It doesn’t matter if you are learning how to start a babysitting business for 13 year olds or 30 year olds, these simple tips are going to help.
Finding and Keeping Consistent Clients
There are lots of places online that will tell you how to find clients, but I am going to show you how to keep them.
If you want to have regular clients, you need to impress them and know how to talk with them about more consistent work. In my Babysitting Business Academy, I have scripts for these kinds of conversations, so you will know exactly what to say. But this is the jist:
- Leave a good first impression. Do something special with the kids and clean up the house a bit.
- Communicate with the parents. Be sure to talk openly with the parents when they get home. Tell them the good moments and the bad moments.
- Keep in touch. Chances are, parents aren’t going to schedule your next gig when they are dropping you off. But if you can walk that balance of keeping in touch often enough but not too much, you will see that they will become regulars.
- Stay Organized. Every reputable business has some method of keeping track of everything. Create a spreadsheet (or use mine) that allows you to keep track of all your clients: new contacts and potential families, those who haven’t called you in a while, when you last reached out to whom, etc.
Improving Your Product: Becoming the Favorite Babysitter
It doesn’t matter how smoothly your business runs if no one wants you to babysit for them!
I am going to give you a sneak peak into some of the suggestions from the Babysitting Business Academy so you can become the favorite babysitter in town.
- Make crafts for the parents. Coloring with the kids is fun, but imagine how much better it would be if all of their kids colored “I love you” cards for their parents and left them on the table for the parents to find.
- Have a Fun Bag. Fill a bag with fun activities that the kids will love. As you come to know the kids better, you can put special things in the bag for them.
- Make a Pinterest board. Pinterest is a great place to find new and creative ideas for activities. Make a Pinterest board to keep track of things you want to do.
The Paradox of this Blog Post
As much as these checklists are great, before I go any further, I must stop myself and admit that starting a business isn’t as easy as marking off a checklist. If you are searching for how to start a babysitting business at age 12 or any other age, you have surely found a lot of great checklists. But:
As an entrepreneur myself, I can tell you that those checklists are valuable, but what you really need is something that ebbs and flows with your business, helping you know how to adapt to times when you have so many calls you don’t know what to do and times when you haven’t had a gig in weeks.
That is why I created the only program out there that trains you to be a shrewd babysitting businessperson. You can take classes for CPR and babysitting safety, but this is the one and only class you can take to learn how to make a lot of money from your babysitting business.
Secrets of How to Start a Babysitting Business You Won’t Find In Blog Posts
Listen to what Beth P. from Utah said:
“I was a pretty successful babysitter all throughout High School. But I wish I had known what Steve is teaching in this Babysitting Business Academy. They are the kinds of things I never would have discovered on my own. I am sure I could have made 10 times more than I did, with only a fraction of the stress of talking to parents and scheduling.”
This is what you will get from the Babysitting Business Academy that you will not find anywhere else:
- Learn how to make an easy business plan that is proven to motivate you and increase your success rate.
- Use a dynamic formula for how much to charge as your business grows.
- Benefit from research of conversations you can have with parents that will increase their trust in you (and your revenue).
- No dead ends with 14 ways to find new clients that will work over and over again.
- Become the favorite babysitter with our list of popular “Babysitting Bag” items.
- Confidently call, email, and text clients following our scripts and how-much-is-too-much formulas.
- Create professional flyers easily with our drag-and-drop template.
- Transform your business from “whenever they call” to “whenever you want” with our insights into profitable scheduling and finding regular clients.
- Discover what 6 specific things you can do during a visit to impress parents and make them want to call you back.
- Boldly (and successfully) ask for more money from current clients with our rate raising scripts.
- Organize your business with software that can help you with your calendar and contact updates.
The Babysitting Business Academy is stocked with over 100 tools (very well organized so that it isn’t too overwhelming) to help you not only kickstart your business but make it more and more successful as you experience the natural bumps and bustles that your business will experience.
Beth said, “My number one recommendation to anyone wondering how to start a babysitting business is to sign up for this course. It’s only $29! That is crazy value for so little money. Those trainings will make you $100+++! $30 is nothing in comparison.”